Saturday, 11 August 2018

Logo Design Contest

This is the logo that Black Beacon Books has used since we published Subtropical Suspense in 2014. We think it's quite effective, playing on alliteration and using a font and colours that stand out. It conveys the sense of darkness and mystery that matches the fiction we publish. What do you think? You probably agree that we can do better. You might think that YOU can do a whole lot better. Can you? Show us! We're now running a logo design contest.

What are we looking for? Use your imagination, and your design skills. The logo should represent the idea behind Black Beacon Books (refer to the "about" section of this site). In short, we are mysterious, suspenseful, quirky, and atmospheric. Images incorporating a beacon or lighthouse could be a good angle to aim for, but a completely unrelated take might blow us away. We would like our name or acronym to be included in some manner; Black Beacon Books or BBB. We're planning on using the logo for the website, social media, books (print and ebook), as well as bookmarks.

The Winner: Books galore! Our complete catalogue to date in print (five titles) and in ebook if you like (the same five, plus "The Hunt for the Stayne Fortune")
Between Two and Five Runners Up: An ebook of your choice

Two submissions maximum per artist.

Email to blackbeaconbooks(at) (Subject: BBB Logo Contest)


Once all submissions are in, between three and five will be chosen to be put to a public vote via Facebook and other social media platforms. This will be an excellent opportunity to attract attention to your work for the runners up and winner. We intend to share guest posts by and interviews with the finalists.

Show us what you've got!